I had the pleasure of singing for this recording, and it was a very spiritual experience to work with Mr Danielpour, John Alexander, and Carl St. Clair. Mr. Danielpour, a New Yorker himself, told us that although he had been working on the piece for a couple of years, the very day he had phoned the publishers to ask how much time he had before choosing a dedication for the work was September 11, 2001. The woman he was speaking with was witnessing the WTC being attacked a few blocks from her office in lower Manhattan. Needless to say, the dedication was determined by those very tragic events. He told the story to the audience before we sang the World Premier of his work, and the concert was awe inspiring. Later, we set about the arduous work of recording the piece at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Unlike some recording sessions I have been in, this one went very smoothly, and there seemed to be plenty of time to get the cuts everyone liked. The soloists were troopers and hit the mark every time. I would highly recommend it even if I hadn't participated in it!